Own a sports team
Owning and operating a team in the Florida Grid League Season can yield many unique opportunities. Opportunity to profit, promote a brand (or brands), and compete for the Championship trophy (and $20,000) are the obvious benefits. In addition, operating a sports team can provide a very unique learning experience related to leadership, all facets of business, as well as working with elite athletes. This is all in addition to a uniquely FUN and endlessly rewarding experience of creating and being a part of a team of people working toward a shared goal. Not to mention if you hit that goal and get to experience the feeling of being League Champion. How many people in the world will be offered an opportunity like that in life?
Team Owner Requirements
Team Owners can be as involved as they would like, including assuming one or more of the required team jobs. At minimum, team owners must:
- Actively participate in League-wide discussions, votes, and interest in the overall health of the League
- Commit the team to complete required ‘marketing and education’ benchmarks
- Commit the team to complete required ‘FGL support’ benchmarks
- Provide all requested information and payments on time
Team Owners should be excited about sports and/or GRID, enjoy working with groups of people in a collaborative manner, and possess the ability to think clearly outside of self interest and stay flexible in a startup environment.
Estimated Time Requirements
- 1-2 hours per month or week: League-wide calls
- All other time is not well defined at this time. Team owners can assign others on the team to complete requirements if desired.
How to Acquire a Team
Team owners will follow an application and interview process with League officials and other existing teams. EMAIL US if you are interested in learning more about the financial requirements and application process associated with owning a team.
Team managers can be a coach, owner, or athlete, or may hold the position separately. No prior experience is necessary, however, Team Managers should be organized, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy working with others. Event planning experience is a plus.
Team Manager responsibilities
- Communicate between the FGL and the other members on the team (coach/players).
- Relay information from the League to team in a timely manner
- Provide requested information and deliverables to the League in a timely manner
- Coordinate travel for all season matches, playoffs, and championships
- Plan and execute any team-sponsored FGL event (eg. Combine)
- Carry out business objectives such as branding the team, marketing the team, and scheduling, as requested by the Team Owner
Estimated Time Commitment
- 1-2 hours per week: communication leading up to season
- 2-4 hours total: travel arrangements/scheduling
- Variable: event planning, marketing